Cross Platform Mobile Application Development – Invitation to Tender

Cross Platform Mobile Application Development – Invitation to Tender

Westcountry Rivers Trust is inviting tenders for the development in two phases of a cross-platform mobile application (IOS and Android).

Contract summary


Agriculture and Food, Materials and Products, Computer and Related Services

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Published date

29 June 2017

Closing date

20 July 2017

Contract start date

28 August 2017

Contract end date

27 August 2018



Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) is inviting tenders for the development in two phases of a cross-platform mobile application (IOS and Android) to improve and update their 18 year old fishing access scheme, Westcountry Angling Passport

What the WAPapp needs to achieve…

The current passport scheme runs entirely on a paper counterfoil system, with anglers buying books of 10 tokens valued at £3 each. Anything from two to five tokens need to be filled out with personal details and posted in the a letter box at the start of the beat (beatbox) before fishing.A catch return stating the angler’s success or lack thereof is then posted at the end of their session.
This allows anglers to decide whether to fish at the last minute and get in the water seconds later. However from the Trust’s point of view it requires a large investment of effort to collect, sort and count the 1000s of individual paper tokens and properly account for them at the end of the year. With most WAP funds going directly to the beat owners, the more anglers we host in the Westcountry, the more costly to the trust the current scheme becomes.
The app will therefore:
• Reduce the workload of WRT staff and volunteers in collection and counting of tokens;
• Work in partnership with the current paper system;
• Appeal to and attract the next generation of anglers;
• Promote the local services and facilities that Cornwall has to offer the visiting angler (It is estimated that each visit by an angler contributes £175 to the local economy through spending on food, accommodation, tackle and transport);
• Lower the barrier to entry for those new to the eccentricities of river game fishing.


About the buyer


Westcountry Rivers Trust
Rain Charm House
Stoke Climsland
PL17 8PH




Other information


Complete Invitation To Tender

1.Invitation to tender.pdf

Please read the attached Invitation to tender in full before requesting further information or documents. WRT’s procurement policy adheres to the EU Treaty Principles and the National Rules. It also incorporates a number of principles that we believe demonstrate our commitment to fulfilling our charitable objectives and ensuring the fairness and integrity of our procurement practices: • Demonstrating ‘best value for money’. • Environmental considerations. • Minimising the risk to WRT in terms of liability. WRT will make use of an NEC3 Profesional Services Short Contract (PSSC) to best facilitate the responsibilities and duties of us and the successful developer. A break clause will be included in the event that development and deployment of Phase One completion is not met satisfactorily. All intellectual property rights in this ITT and all material provided by WRT to applicants relating to this ITT are and shall remain the property of WRT.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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